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Question on skim coat on drywall??

Posted by sunroomguy (My Page) on
Mon, Jun 14, 10 at 13:46

Our drywaller said he sands after the skim coat. i was alway told the slim coat was last and seals/smoothes out the areas ruffed up from the (over)sanding. i want a nice paint job. what the best way to achieve this?

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RE: Question on skim coat on drywall??

Sanding after skimcoating is the only way. Some drywallers are very good at laying down the skimcoat so that there is minimal sanding, but there is always some required. Over sanding is something that bad drywallers and painters do...usually it is not an issue.

RE: Question on skim coat on drywall??

You wet-sponge off the new drywall after sanding. It gets rid of the surface dust, and can lay down the paper fibers that were raised by over-sanding.
I use a big drywall sponge, and rinse frequently. You can use a sponge mop, too.

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